Back-to-School Meatless Monday: 5 Guidelines to Pack a Healthy Lunch

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Since many schools don’t have healthy lunch options for kids, make back-to-school the time to kick off a good habit: pack a healthy lunch for work or school. Unlike foods high in sugar which may curb hunger in the short-term but later, leave you sluggish, fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are packed with important vitamins and minerals that will help students concentrate and give them energy. With 1 in 3 children in America overweight or obese, teaching our […]

What Cuban Cuisine Would Be If There Had Not Been Fidel

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Talk food and politics with Cubans and you’re bound to get into water hotter than that which divides the South of Florida from the island. Most will gingerly tip toe around the topic, or just avoid it–unless you’re Guillermo Pernot. Chef-partner of Cuba Libre restaurants, he has dived right into this bubbling political and culinary […]

The High Heeled Kitchen: Christmas Made Feliz with Tostones Video Recipe

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Whether you’re serving a Honey-Baked Ham, frying a turkey Deep South-style like Big Bro, or roasting a pernil, how about adding some feliz to your Christmas with a side of tostones? ¿Que quéééé?  Tostones or fried plantains is a staple of the Caribbean kitchen.  In Colombia, where my parents were born and La costa–Papi‘s region–they’re called patacones, […]

The High Heeled Kitchen: Celebrity Chef José Andrés’ Política of Food

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Celebrity Chef José Andrés is as passionate about food as he is about politics. When he’s not opening a new hot spot restaurant, taping an episode of Made in Spain on PBS, guest-starring with his culinary partner-in-crime Tony Bourdain on the Travel Channel’s No Reservations, racking up awards such as the 2011 James Beard Foundation Chef of the […]

Updated: Picked up by Univision News & HuffPo Latino Voices! The High Heeled Kitchen: Cheater’s Delicioso Flan Video and Recipe Thanksgiving Edition

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Isn’t it just the way things work? You bust your cola on something you love and… [insert sound of crickets] Then you pull something out of a hat and gang busters, all kinds of karmic wonder unlocks from up above! This is how I felt last week after I resurrected the previously-on-hiatus High Heeled Kitchen in time for […]

The High Heeled Kitchen Video: Q & A with “Top” Chef Richard Sandoval

The High Heeled Kitchen-Chef Richard Sandoval Q & A

I am a chica with a serious appetite.  I love to eat as much as I adore the rituals around food: family gatherings, learning how to make arepas or arroz con coco while chatting with PAPI, celebrations of milestones and holidays as a nuclear family in San Francisco and with our big-in-size, big-in-personality extended family in Colombia […]

The High Heeled Kitchen – Cozumel Ceviche Video

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Ceviche. Food of the gods, savored year-round in Latin American tropical coastal communities. This fish dish is also perfecto for summer. Some people fear raw fish.  ¡Silly rabbit!, says the chica who’s paid the dear price of reckless-but ooh-soooo-goooood eating in markets, truck stops, and beach shacks throughout the Spanish-speaking world (1 year of Flagyl, […]

The High Heeled Kitchen Video: Grilled Duroc Pork Chop in Mole Sauce

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The High Heeled Kitchen: Grilled Duroc Pork Chop in Mole Sauce: The Video Watch closely for the perils to avoid when cooking in high heels! The High Heeled Kitchen: Grilled Duroc Pork Chop in Mole Sauce: The Story “Ode To Mole” Mole. How I love thee. Even though at first I said “Chocolate and Chili, […]